COMMUNITY EVENTS

COLUMBUS FARMER'S MARKETS
THROUGH SEPTEMBER 20 -
The Columbus Farmer's Market takes place on every Saturday through September 20th from 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM at the Cummins Parking Lot, between 5th & 8th, Brown, and Lindsey Streets near Mill Race Park.  Buy fresh locally-grown produce, crafts, and other homemade items.  For more information, visit www.columbusfarmersmarket.org.  

The Columbus City Farmer's Market takes place Saturdays from 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM at FairOaks Mall Parking Lot, facing 25th Street.

GREENSBURG FARMER'S MARKET
THROUGH SEPTEMBER 12 -
The Greensburg Farmer's Market on the Square takes place every Friday through September 12th starting at 2:00 PM.  Buy fresh locally-grown produce, crafts, and other homemade items.  For more information, visit www.mainstreetgreensburg.com.  

 

FUN RUN VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
THROUGH SEPTEMBER 26 -
Volunteers are needed to help at the Fun Run on Friday, September 26th, at Mill Race Park in Columbus.  This running event is for tots - 6th graders, and takes place the evening before the Mill Race Mararthon, Half Marathon, and 5K Run.  Adult volunteers are needed for shifts starting mid-morning and running through early evening.  If you'd like to volunteer, go to www.millracemarathon.com and click on Kid's Fun Run.  This event is sponsored by Main Source Bank, REACH Healthy Communities, and WIN 104.9.

  
MELTDOWN AT MILL RACE PARK IN COLUMBUS
AUGUST 22 & 23 -
Mill Race Park in Columbus will host Meltdown: Iron Pour and Glass on Friday, August 22nd, and Saturday, August 23rd.  The Iron Pour is free to attend, and pay $25 per scratch block or paperweight.  Scratch blocks and time slots for glassforming workshops can be purchased by calling the Columbus Area Arts Council at 812-376-2539.  

 

C-T-P DINNER THEATER IN CROTHERSVILLE
AUGUST 22 & 23 -
The Crothersville Town Players will perform Teen Angel at Dinner Theaters on Friday, August 22nd, and Saturday, August 23rd, at Hamacher Hall, 211 E. Howard St., Crothersville.  Doors will open at 6:00 PM with the production starting at 6:30 PM each evening.  Tickets are $15 per person.  The dinner will include fried chicken, tossed salad, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, dinner roll, desserts, iced tea, and lemonade.  For tickets and more information, call Brenda Holzworth at 812-793-2760 or Linda Seals at 812-793-2322.

AMVETS POST #509 GOLF SCRAMBLE AT CLIFTY CREEK GOLF COURSE
AUGUST 23 -
AMVETS Post #509 invites you to play in their 2nd Annual Golf Scramble at Clifty Creek Golf Course on Saturday, August 23rd, with a 9:00 AM shotgun start.  Cost is $50 per golfer or $200 per 4 golfer team.  $50 hole sponsorships are available and $5 mulligans sold the day of the event.  Proceeds will go to help veterans in our community.  Deadline to enter is Saturday, August 9th.  For more information, call Kevin Blair at 812-372-1011.

 

REINS TO RECOVERY AT BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY 4-H FAIRGROUNDS
AUGUST 23 -
The Bartholomew County 4-H Fairgrounds will host the Reins to Recovery Annual Fundraiser on Saturday, August 23rd, from 4:00 - 8:00 PM.  Purchase dinner for a free will donation, music, and live and silent auctions.  Proceeds will benefit the Reins to Recovery Therapeutic Riding Center's programs for children and adults with disabilities.  For more information, call Calli Johnson at 350-4864. 

 

CHORDLIGHTER CHORUS DINNER BUFFET VARIETY SHOW IN FRANKLIN
AUGUST 23 -
The Chordlighter Chorus invites you to their Dinner Buffet Variety Show on Saturday, August 23rd, at 6:00 PM in Grace United Methodist Church's Price Hall in Franklin.  Tickets are $23 for the show plus baked chicken or salisbury steak dinner.  There are special prices for groups and students.  For more information, visit www.chordlighters.org.

 

LASTING IMPRESSIONS SHRINE BENEFIT AT BROWN COUNTY PLAYHOUSE IN NASHVILLE
AUGUST 23 -
The Lasting Impressions will perform An Evening of Show Stoppers! on Saturday, August 23rd, at the Brown County Playhouse, 700 North Van Buren St., Nashville, at 7:00 PM.  Tickets are $15 and are available online at browncountyplayhouse.org, by calling 812-988-6555, at the door on show night, or from cast members.  Proceeds will benefit the Shrine Children's Hospital.  For more information, call 812-376-6612 or 812-988-6128.

 

COLUMBUS ARTFEST IN DOWNTOWN COLUMBUS
AUGUST 23 & 24 -
The 5th Annual Columbus Artfest will be held in Downtown Columbus on Saturday, August 23rd, from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, and Sunday, August 24th, from 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM.  Washington Street will be transformed into a outdoor art gallery showcasing more than 80 national artisans from 16 states.  Admission is free.

 

DINING WITH DIABETES SERIES IN COLUMBUS AND HOPE
AUGUST 25 -
The Bartholomew County Extension Service will sponsor Diabetic Education Series at 2 different times and locations.  Faith Ministries, 5103 State Road 46, Columbus, will host the series on 4 consecutive Wednesdays, starting on August 27th, from 6:00 - 8:00 PM.  Hope United Methodist Church, 432 Washington St., Hope, will host the series on 4 consecutive Thursdays, starting on August 28th, from 3:00 - 5:00 PM. Cost is $20 (for a couple using the same book, the cost would be $15 per person) for materials and food.  Registration form and payment are due by Monday, August 25th.  Class size is limited. The series is targeted to persons with or at risk for type 2 diabetes and their families.  Participants will create a healthy meal plan and receive information and motivation for positive lifestyle changes.  For more information, call the Extension Office at 812-379-1665 or email armstrh@purdue.edu.

FREE MOVIE AT PARK THEATRE CIVIC CENTER IN NORTH VERNON
AUGUST 26 -
Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home & Cremation Services will present a free movie Honor, Flight- One Last Mission on Tuesday, August 26th, at the Park Theatre Civic Center, 25 N. Madison Avenue, North Vernon, from 10:00 AM - Noon.  A special invitation to veterans of W. W. II, Korea, and Vietnam to see the movie.  Seating is limited.  Pick up tickets through August 25th at Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home.  For more information, call 812-346-3977.


ANNUAL HOSPICE CONCERT AT MILL RACE PARK IN COLUMBUS
AUGUST 30 -
The annual free Our Hospice Concert will be on Saturday, August 30th, at the Mill Race Park Amphitheater.  Music will start at 6:15 PM with Battle of the Bands winner Mayan Miscalculation, followed by 40 Years of College, and the featured act Dennis DeYoung, former lead singer with Styx, at around 8:00 PM.  Proceeds will benefit Our Hospice.

 

WHITE RIVER DIESEL DAYS AT MONROE COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS
AUGUST 30 & 31 -
White River Diesel Days will be on Saturday, August 30th, and Sunday, August 31st, at the Monroe County Fairgrounds, 5700 W. Airport Road, Bloomington.  There will be dyno, vendors, truck & tractor pulls, show 'n shine, and much more.  Gates open at 10:00 AM both days.  Cost is $15 per person or $25 for a weekend pass.  Proceeds will go to Childhood Cancer Research.  For more information, call 765-318-2468 or visit them on Facebook.

 

ARTS AND ANTIQUES FAIR ON THE SQUARE IN HOPE
AUGUST 31 -
The Arts and Antiques Fair on the Hope Town Square will be on Sunday, August 31st, from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Admission is free.  Booth spaces are available.  For booth space and more information, call 812-546-HOPE or visit www.hopechamber.com.

BURNEY-CLAY TOWNSHIP FIRE DEPT. ANNUAL HOG ROAST AND TRACTOR PULLS
AUGUST 31 -
The Burney-Clay Township Fire Department, 8433 W. County Road 100S near Greensburg, invites you to their Annual Hog Roast, Garden Tractor Pull, and Farm Stock Tractor Pull on Sunday, August 31st.  The hog roast and garden tractor pull start at 11:00 AM, and the farm stock tractor pull will begin at 6:00 PM.  There are different classes for both pulls.  For more information, call David Israel at 812-593-1564 or Josh Wiseman at 812-593-0302. 

 

J-C-B NEIGHBORFEST IN DOWNTOWN COLUMBUS
SEPTEMBER 4 -
Columbus Area Arts Council's final JCB Neighborfest of the season will be on Thursday, September 4th, in the 300 Block of Washington Street in Downtown Columbus from 5:30 - 7:30 PM.  The free outdoor concert will feature Terry Lee and the Rockaboogie Band.  The Columbus Farmers Market will be set up on Fourth Street from 5:00 - 8:00 PM.  For more information, call 812-376-2539 or visit www.artsincolumbus.org.

ARTZ DAZE IN COLUMBUS
SEPTEMBER 5 -
The Columbus Area Arts Council and Kidscommons will present Artz Daze on Friday, September 5th, from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM in front of The Commons in downtown Columbus.  This event is free, and it'll be Art Break Day sponsored by Art Is Moving. Local musicians will perform from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM.  For more information, visit artsincolumbus.org or call 376-2539.

 

MOONTREE MUSIC FESTIVAL AT HIGH POINT ORCHARD 
SEPTEMBER 6 -
High Point Orchard near Greensburg will host the "moontree music festival" sponsored by the Decatur Arts and Cultural Council on Saturday, September 6th, with gates opening at 3:00 PM.  There will be wine, beer, and craft beer tastings, arts & craft booths, plus 4 different bands.  For more information, visit www.artsingreensburg.org. 

 

SUMMER DINNER & CLASSIC MOVIE SERIES AT YES CINEMA IN COLUMBUS
SEPTEMBER 6 -
The YES Cinema, 328 Jackson Street, Columbus, invites you to their Summer Dinner and Classic Movie Series on Saturday, September 6th, with serving starting at 5:30 PM for Tubby's Drive-In.  Hollywood Knights will be shown at 7:00 PM.  Cost is $15 for dinner and movie or $5 for movie only.  There will also be door prizes and other surprises.  For more information, visit yescinema.org or call 812-378-0377.

 

BEYOND THE BRUNCH XI AT HARRISON LAKE COUNTRY CLUB
SEPTEMBER 6 -
Popular local band 40 Years of College will perform a classic rock concert to benefit the Harrison Township Volunteer Fire Company at Beyond the Brunch XI on Saturday, September 6th, at the Harrison Lake Country Club starting at 6:30 PM.  Tickets are $45 each in advance for reserved seating or $50 the day of the event.  Tickets may be purchased at Folger's Four Season Florist, Viewpoint Books, and Harrison Township Volunteer Fire Co. board members.  You'll receive a buffet dinner, dancing, magic show, a cash bar, and a silent auction with many great items.  Proceeds will help to purchase equipment, firefighter training, and department operations.  For more information, call 812-350-1718 or email at beyondthebrunch@comcast.net. 

 

SCHNECK'S SURGICAL WEIGHT LOSS CENTER TO HOST FREE EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR
SEPTEMBER 8 -
The decision to undergo surgery to control obesity should be considered very carefully and should only be chosen after all other options for weight control are exhausted.  To help in this decision, the Schneck Medical Center will host a free educational seminar on surgical weight loss options the second Monday of each month.  The next seminar will be on Monday, September 8th, at 6:00 PM, in the Schneck Auditorium, just inside the Visitor's Entrance at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour.  For more information, call Cathy Hildebrand at 812-523-5879.
 

 

GIRLS ON GUARD SELF DEFENSE IN FRANKLIN
SEPTEMBER 10 -
The Johnson County Extension Homemakers, 484 N. Morton St., Franklin, will host Girls on Guard Self Defense for women of all ages and abilities on Wednesday, September 10th, at 6:30 PM.  Cost is $15 per person.  Pre-register by calling 317-736-3724


SNEAKERS AT STARLIGHT AT MILL RACE PARK
SEPTEMBER 12 -
Be a part of Sneakers at Starlight on Saturday, September 12th, from 6:30 PM - 11:00 PM at Mill Race Park in Columbus.  Black tie or 70's style attire is optional, but sneakers are required.  This event will have great local cuisine, wine and beer tastings, and music featuring "Howl at the Moon".  Purchase tickets at Donner Center or at columbusparksfoundation.org.  Proceeds will go to the People Trail and the State Street Project.

 

STEPS THROUGH TIME AT BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
SEPTEMBER 12 & 13 -
The Bartholomew County Public Library will host Steps Through Time on Friday, September 12th, and Saturday, September 13th, from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM both days.  Learn about local history by viewing displays of memorabilia and artifacts from our past in the library and outdoors on the plaza.  There will be food on sale on the plaza.  For more information, contact the Bartholomew County Public Library.

 

C.A.R.E. DOGGIE 'LYMPICS
SEPTEMBER 13 -
The Community Animal Rescue Effort invites you to their "Doggie 'Lympics" Saturday, September 13th, from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM. The event is at Tipton Lakes Marina. Registration begins at 10:30 AM.  All vaccine records must be on file with C.A.R.E. before participation.  For more information,click here.

 


COLUMBUS BLUEGRASS JAMBOREE AT DONNER CENTER IN COLUMBUS
SEPTEMBER 13 -
The Columbus Bluegrass Jamboree will be on Saturday, September 13th, at Donner Center, 22nd and Sycamore St., Columbus.  The Jamboree will begin at 4:00 PM with a jam (bring your instrument) and various groups will start playing at 5:00 PM.  New Balance, Cumberland Gap, Straightline, Liberty Hill, James White & Deercreek, and Friends of Bluegrass will be featured.  Donations will be accepted, and snacks will be available for purchase.  The Jamboree is sponsored by Lincoln Central Neighborhood Family Center, in cooperation with Columbus Parks and Recreation, and the Columbus Area Arts Council.  For more information, call Joe Wright at 812-379-2408.

HOPE RIDE 2014 IN HOPE
SEPTEMBER 20 -
You can ride your bicycle in the 27th annual Hope Ride on Saturday, September 20th, starting at Hauser High School.  Registration begins at 7:30 AM, riders choose their route and depart after registering, breakfast will be served from 7:30 - 9:00 AM, lunch will be served from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM at the Hope Town Square, and root beer floats will be served after the ride. Register your team for a chance to win $2,000 for your local food pantry.  There will be 5 scenic bicycle tours: L'il Calf Tour 13 miles, Milk Cow Ramble 25 miles, Happy Heifer 50 miles, Mad Cow Metric 75 miles, and Miles of Bull 100 miles.  There will be rest stops along each route with food and drinks.  Register at www.hoperide.org. 

HOT RODS AND ROCK & ROLL IN DOWNTOWN COLUMBUS
SEPTEMBER 20 -
The 18th Annual Hot Rods and Rock & Roll will be on Saturday, September 20th, in Downtown Columbus.  The free car show, with over 400 classic cars, trucks, and bikes, will be from 3:00 - 7:00 PM, and then the free concert at 7:00 PM featuring Rick K & the Allnighters.  There will be plenty of food, drinks, and official Hot Rods T-shirts (while they last).  For more information, visit www.1061theriver.com.   


47TH ANNUAL HOPE HERITAGE DAYS
SEPTEMBER 26 - 28 -
Enjoy great entertainment, food booths, arts and craft booths, Pioneer Village, and much more on the Hope Town Square for the 47th Annual Hope Heritage Days from Friday, September 26th - Sunday, September 28th.  This year's theme is "Pride In Our Past, Faith In Our Future".  New this year is "Antique Alley" on Washington Street, just off the Town Square.  On Saturday, Country recording artist Clayton Anderson will headline the entertainment on the Main Stage, followed by fireworks.  The parade spectacular will be on Sunday, starting at 2:30 PM, with Hope resident Bob May as parade grand marshal.  Register for the parade or for more information, visit www.heritageofhope.com.     

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